Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Robert Crumb Note Cover Original Art (1960). Growing up, Robert Crumb had few friends other than his older brother and mentor, Charles, but perhaps his best friend was Marty Pahls. Marty was, like Robert, an avid collector of comics and old 78 records; when the boys were living in different cities, Robert would send letters in the form of a digest-sized comic, with a fully illustrated cover. This is the cover to Robert's October 30, 1960 letter to Marty, with a particularly grim "doom and gloom" theme. These were tough times for Robert, who was still in high school and feeling rejected, left out, and somewhat bitter about life (that would all change in a few years). The art is in graphite and color pencils on paper, measuring 5.5" x 8.5". There is a vertical fold crease that runs down the middle (probably from the original mailing), and some minor edge wear; condition is Very Good. The art is matted and framed with Plexiglas for an overall size of 13" x 14.5". From the Eric Sack Collection.

    View all of [The Eric Sack Collection - Masterpieces of Underground Art ]

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    This item cannot be shipped using standard methods. Please contact us for more information.

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2016
    17th-19th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 15
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,579

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $19) per lot.

    Jerry Weist's Comic Art Price Guide 2011
    Want to know more about this artist? Dates, history, background, and value ranges are covered in the comprehensive new guide. Order Now!
    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 28 days left to consign to the 2018 August 2 - 4 Comics - Beverly Hills!

    Learn about consigning with us

    We were comfortable through the whole process because of the friendly yet professional approach Heritage took… The end result was more than worth it.
    Jennifer Lindsay,
    New Orleans
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 April 24 Illustration Art Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 April 24 Illustration Art Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,407,487
    2018 May 10 - 12 Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction - Chicago
    2018 May 10 - 12 Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction - Chicago
    REALIZED $12,192,736